What would Friends be without neurotic, turkey-wearing chef Monica Geller?
When the three female stars appeared on Wednesday’s edition of Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show, Cox said she had noticed the slight.
“Sure. Yeah, it always hurt my feelings,” Cox said. “When every single cast member was nominated but me, it definitely hurt my feelings. I was happy for everybody, and then when it was finally like, ‘Oh, I’m the only one?’ It hurt.”
Cox finally earned recognition in a later sitcom in 2010.
“And then the only thing that made me feel good — because they’ve all won and they’ve gotten so many accolades — I got nominated for Cougar Town the first year — a Golden Globe,” she said. “And I want to say, ‘Oh, who cares?’ [But] it meant everything to me.”
And it wasn’t just ego.
“I wanted my peers to respect me and I know that the Golden Globes is not your peers, necessarily, but it’s like, ‘Ah!’ It took a little of the sting out,” Cox said.
Still, Cox — who is famously close with her former co-stars, especially Aniston — said she was always happy to see the others recognized. “Everyone deserved every [nomination],” she said.
She added that the work of Aniston and Kudrow, both of whom appeared on Stern’s show with her, continues to “awe” her.